Recital in New York City to Benefit Eastman School of Music’s Renée Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund

A benefit recital for Eastman School of Music’s Renée Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund will feature the school’s alumni and current students and a guest artist, who will join the retired director of the University of Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Center in a New York City performance that also marks the active octogenarian’s birthday. George Abraham, whose…

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A vintage photo of three Suffragettes around a voting box.

Eastman Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State with Special Concert and Composer’s Residency

As part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and Susan B. Anthony Center are collaborating on “Women’s Voices,” a special concert featuring the premieres of composers Lori Laitman’s and Jennifer Mitchell’s new works, commissioned especially for the occasion. The…

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A poster Liszt and Virtuosity – An International Symposium featuring a drawing of Liszt with text.

Conference Explores the Genius of Franz Liszt

In the 19th century, Franz Liszt was a “rock star.”  Composer, arranger, transcriber, promoter, author, pianist who drove female audience members into a frenzy—“Lisztomania,” it was called by German poet Heinrich Heine—the artist revolutionized performance with his virtuosity. Generally considered the greatest pianist who ever lived, Liszt is the subject of a three-day event at…

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